93 Point Big Basin Homestead Red Blend & 92 Point Novellum Chardonnay– JACK TIPPLE’S WINES OF THE WEEK
Jack’s Picks of the Week: 09/11/2019-09/18/2019
OR while supplies last!
93 Point Wine Enthusiast: Pure tangy fruit aromas of mulberry and condensed flower petals cut through the rustic earthy and gamy elements on the nose. Vibrant acidity explodes on the palate, which is full of red-currant, cranberry, parsley, sage and lavender flavors.
90 Jeb Dunnuck: Moving to the Rhône blend releases and made from 43% Mourvèdre, 16% Syrah, 14% Grenache, 14% Carignan, and Cabernet Sauvignon, mostly from the Gabilan Mountains, the 2015 Homestead offers a peppery, savory, spicy, meaty style as well as medium to full-bodied, richness, solid complexity and a clean finish.
On Sale Thru 09/18: $32.99
Winemaker’s Notes: In the Roussillon Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage have some Chardonnay planted near the Mediterranean that makes complex and mineral version of the variety. There’s no botrytis here so we resort to a small percentage in barrel.
92 Point Jeb Dunnuck: Coming from 100% Chardonnay that was aged on Viognier lees, the 2017 Novellum boasts sensational notes of ripe citrus, white flowers, and spice, with loads of classic Catalanes salinity and minerality.
On Sale Thru 09/18: $13.49